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with texas congressmen michael burgess on today's washington journal. this is about 35 minutes. >> congressmen and dr. michael burgess of taxes, joining us now, day after the house voted for the 303rd time to repeal all or part of the affordable care act. congressman, do you expect a different result this time to mackey said yourself that the senate is probably not point to take this up. >> still, it is important to get out there with the information. people once the supreme court decision two weeks ago. they may not have a particular mindset, but realistically we all essentially no the affordable care act is so flawed from start to finish. this thing was basically the rough draft of the senate that accidentally got signed into law in 2010. so drafting errors, as we learn from the supreme court, new taxes. clearly people need to be thinking about this. the supreme court ruled. you'll hear from the court of public opinion in november, and it is important for us to keep talking about this. >> i want to read you a headline from politico, this story out just yesterday evening. even
to tell you a story about i passed a bill some five years ago, and i was over in paris, texas making a speech about it, and a good friend put it on me saying, congress mapp, will you be able to make it rain? it was dry and had not rainedded in days and days. i thought a minute x and so i said, yeah, it will. that's section 4 of the third page. he said, really? i said, hell no, i just gave you a silly answer to a civic question. he was a good friend of mine. three years later, i mean, we had rainfall that drowned people and all of the farm programs below it, ruined everybody. rained days and nights. i called him three o'clock one morning, and his wife said when he got to the phone, hit his toe on the chair, and he was mad when he got to the phone. he said, hello. i said, hello. you remember the question you asked about the bill? i said, go outside. i have to go through that every time to go to paris, texas now, but he's a good enough friend i could talk to him like that, but we know how important it is, and how really timely this hearing is, and we are grateful to yal y'all for your p
mayor gregory ballard. congressman ralph hall of texas chairs this committee hearing. it's about an hour and 50 minutes. >> okay, the committee on science space technology will come to order. and i say good morning to you and welcome. everyone today's hearing on drought forecasting, monitoring and decision-making. a review of the national integrated draft information system, unquote. this hearing is particularly timely as given the current drought conditions that are, in fact, a lot of the country, including much of my home state of texas. i going to take a little of my time out to do a story about pass a bill some five years ago, and i was over in paris, texas, making a speech about it. and when my good good friends over there just put it on me, said congressman, will your bill make it rain? it was dry and hadn't rained in days and days. i thought a minute or so and i said yeah, it will, that section four of the third page. he said really? i said hell no. i just give you a silly answer to a silly question. he was a good friend of mine, but three years later, we had, i mean rainfall that
from d.c. and affirmative action case from texas. and perhaps the same-sex marrge case from california masoth reusn ti'o inshlo-te ine? w hese we know they've taken is the aofficialtive action case out -- affirmative action case out o texas. weo have a court with fve of rcoouvent onininubc eradioli. so while that case has various vehicle problems and comes from ace with a very idiosyncric ss pesese nss assthe, deinexig d ulineyta ea c they love giving paul clement the opportunity to get back to the lectern, and i think for same-sex marriage advocates if theyad thowehe ca werlly ksthedas whpe a already lawfully married is not shoving marriage down the throats of anybody, but merely making the federal law congent totate w nr west adna grn 'susirsi sen on the probate case would present. >> i sure agree with that. on the affirmative action case, i think the thing to watch is whr g t be plifrengote meintase, otherwise they wouldn't have taken it. but you remember, texas had this top ten system that theop ten ar t serh ol mallmi t st diithh st then in addition to that texas started using ra
hood texas, and tucson, arizona. these incidents may occur in one city or in one state, but they're national tragedies that tear at us all, and then cause us all to tear up and cry together. like all americans, my heart goes out to the victims and their families, and i also remain hopeful that the presiding officer and i were at the hospital -- one of the hospitals on sunday -- that survivors are going to defy the odds on their road to recovery and we've been truly inspired by their stories. i want to take a moment and applaud the leadership shown by colorado's public servants from governor john hickenlooper, aurora mayor steve hogan and especially the police chief, dan oates. there are also other law enforcement professionals that came to the scene immediately, first responders, medical professionals on site and in a number of hospitals where the victims were taken. i think what's most notable is that they worked seamsly to carry out the city's disaster plan and protect the victims from further harm. the aurora police and firefighters arrived a mere 90 seconds off the first 911
. bass for his bill, and i look forward to a productive hearing today. >> thank the gentleman from texas. now recognize for 10 minutes to ranking member, ms. degette, from colorado. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. i yield myself three minutes. >> so recognized. >> mr. chairman, since i joined this committee i've learned a very simple lesson. good oversight results in good legislation. and in contrast, biased and partisan oversight result in biased and partisan legislation. in the no more solyndras act, the legislation we are considering today proved that lesson. let me be clear. the loss of taxpayer dollars in the solyndra bankruptcy is a serious problem. we should have conducted a full and fair investigation so we could find out what happened and make sure it doesn't happen again. instead, the d.o.e. and solyndra oversight have been designed to make cheap political points in an election year instead of following the evidence where it leads. unfortunately, mr. chairman, i have to respectfully disagree with your characterization that this committee has conducted a thorough investiga
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officer: the senior senator from texas is recognized. mrs. hutchison: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be lifted. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mrs. hutchison: thank you, mr. president. mr. president, because the senator from ohio is in the chair, i would just like to say that i'm very pleased that we have been able to pass a bus safety bill that was a response to two tragic bus accidents, one in ohio and one in texas, and the many other bus accidents that have happened because the buses that often transport people in our commerce are not safe, but i think that we have strengthened those safety regulations working together and appreciate very much the effort that the senator from ohio made. mr. president, i rise today to speak about the looming tax cliff that will affect every american who pays taxes at the end of this year. the senate must be clear with the american people about what our priorities are and what the ownership of the money made by hard-working americans is. does this money belong to the government to decide what will
offenders. >> thank you. my time is expired. >> the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from texas. >> thank you to the ranking member and welcome, director morton, at thank you for your service and let me offer my concern for the officers who were involved in an incident of violence to their families. who were impacted to their families and your organization. always look to thanking those on the frontlines and make sure i do so. i believe the work you have been doing is very important but i never come to an immigration hearing whether it is judiciary that i serve for however long and in homeland security and i called both assignments a privilege that this country needs comprehensive immigration reform because we are not confusing and juxtaposing benefits and the right opportunity for those who want to immigrate to this country and particularly enforcement against those who want to do harm. communities certainly have failures and it is important that we try to determine what lessons we have learned and how we can be more effective. i happen to applaud the president's decision on the dream ac
in texas, and got into their system and actually had the ability to totally disrupt the water supply in that area of texas. what he did instead -- the hacker did instead -- and nobody was -- he just had a computer and was smart. what he did instead was post proof that he had broken into the industrial control system in that small utility in texas just to show the vulnerability, in a sense he might have been bragging that he could do it, but it was also a warning to us. what if the next time that happens it's a larger utility or a group of smaller utilities around the country, maybe water, maybe electricity, maybe gas, and this time they're not just warning us or showing us our vulnerability but they're actually going to disrupt the flow of electricity or water to people who depend on it. that's -- that's the kind of crisis that we face and why it is so urgent that we deal with this. so let me come back to my dream. my goal here is that as we go on this week, we're able to submit a manager's amendment, but it's not just from the managers, senators collins, rockefeller, feinstein and i
. >> the chair of the full committee the gentleman from texas, mr. smith. >> thank you mr. chairman and i associate myself with your opening statement. mr. chrman gh si ima pa re o uriosety pu americans and our allies at risk. natial security experts from both republican and democratic administrations have expressed outrage over the leaks andhe fec thaooingd rentge erns what sets fees' apart from other leaks that we've seen is that the media reports that many of them have comfrom highly placed administration officials ithis is true thians adstonfiae enth naety d ri american lives. national security operational details exist to meet the covert means of the intelligence community that protect the american people. teiekssattorel atd inotions, put at risk the lives of sources and makes it much more difficult to recruit sources and damages our relationships with our partrs. conquently, the leak like this seslmindwi veath a director mueller went on to say, quote, i don't want to use the word devastating but this will have a huge impact on our ability to do our usiness. your ability to recrui s
this for the american worker whether they're from california or ohio or texas or arizona or maryland or kentucky, wherever they may be. this is one we can do for the working people and the entrepreneurs of our nation. so i congratulate senator stabenow. i look forward to voting in favor of the bringing american jobs home act, and i yield the floor. i note the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll of the senate. quorum call: mr. mcconnell: mr. president? the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: i ask further proceedings on the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection, and the leader is recognized. mr. mcconnell: mr. president, we know with some certainty that on january 20, 2013, regardless of who the president is, he will swear to the best of his ability to protect and defend the constitution of the united states, that more than 60,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines will remain deployed in afghanistan, and that our all-volunteer force will stand ready to defend american interests in the strait of hormuz,
officer: the senator texas. mr. cornyn: thank you, madam president mr. president. i ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be suspended. the presiding officer: wormed. mr. cornyn: mr. president, i am still trying to wrap my head around president obama's recent remarks that small business job creators owe their success somehow the federal government. this comment wasn't just wrong; it's actually kind of embarrassing. it showed that the president does not understand the enormous challenges and financial risks that entrepreneurs and job creators deal with every day. it's also affirmed that the president is going to continue pushing the same misguided big-government economic policies that have helped keep our unemployment rate well above 8% for some 41 consecutive months. i want to highlight a few of the success stories from my home state of texas that epitomize what the american dream is all about and to reassure my listeners that the american dream is still alive and well and thriving in the great state of texas. but first i just want to make a brief point about tax policy, because, as
the floor. mr. cornyn: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from texas. mr. cornyn: mr. president, i'd ask unanimous consent to speak up to 15 minutes. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. cornyn:man, i've listened to some of my friends across the aisle talk about the vote in the house to repeal wha repeal whatw come to be known as obamacare. i think history has now demonstrated that it is not the affordable care act. it is the unaffordable care act. and my colleagues suggest that the only way that we could possibly protect people from preexistinexisting disease excls under their insurance policy or make sure that young adults can remain covered under their parents' coverage is to pass this monstrosity. that's just not the case. we could easily address these other issues as well as affordability if we were take a step-by-step approach to try to make sure that the patient-physician decision-making process is preserved while making health coverage for affordable for more americans. unfortunately, that was not the approach taken under obamacare. in fact, under oba
, into the middle east, down into the southeast, down into texas and west, even drought conditions in hawaii and maybe abnormally dry up in the northern part of alaska. the usda has already declared more than 40 nebraska counties as natural disaster areas. if you take a look, you can see the corn fields that are just completely dirt fields now, pasture that is nothing more than dry grass where there's still grass and dirt. the bean -- soybean fields are decimated and corn is in many areas not only dwarfed in its growth but is not producing ears of corn. the bone-dry conditions continue to damage corn, soybeans, pastures, and rangelands even as we speak. just last week a small blaze quickly spread over the parched land in north central nebraska. it rapidly grew into a fire that consumed tens of thousands of acres, 14 houses and forced many others from their homes. nebraso have had hardworking firefighters from our state and others to put out those flames. hopefully we won't need to utilize their talents in the near future. now what nebraska needs is disaster relief, and we're not alone if you
. >> host: democrat from texas, good morning. >> caller: good morning. i'm a former real estate appraiser and broker and investor now. i've been in the market in texas for 30 years, and we see a continuing cycle in swelling and bursting of the real estate bubble over and over again, and i would like for -- i'd like to know if you consider this a healthy plan in the real estate markets there's a swell and burst and swell and burst of the bubble. should congress intervene to take what is an industry of loan origination into the hands of some mortgage brokers, or should congress do anything to try to even out this cycle or, you know, encourage it? is it a good thing? what should congress do, if anything, thank you. >> guest: the idea of booms and busts in the real estate like other secments of the economy is probably not a good thing overall. i mean, it's maybe encouraging on the way up when values rise, but, of course, there's fallout when values decline on the bust side so overall, it's probably a scenario to be avoided if possible. now, the next question is how do you avoid the scenario?
? the presiding officer: the senator from texas. mr. cornyn: madam president, i appreciate courtesies of my colleague from maryland and i promise, i'm going to be just no more than ten minutes. two years ago, members of both parties in this chamber recognized that america's economic recovery was fragile, too fragile to absorb a tax increase. since then, obviously my colleagues across the aisle have changed their minds and experienced a change of heart. yesterday the senate voted to raise taxes. i've been amused by some of the headlines that i've read that says that the senate voted to cut taxes, which is false. the senate didn't vote to cut taxes. the senate voted to maintain the tax rates that have been in existence for 12 years for a certain class of taxpayers while raising taxes on everyone else. i can't explain the logic behind this vote. i can only assume that it is some election-year calculus designed to galvanize the political base of our friends across the aisle. it most definitely is not good economics and it is not good for job creation. for three years, it's no secret america's b
in the army and was in the 180th transportation battalion in fort hood, texas. sergeant strakota was aware of the dangers he faced having served previous deployment to iraq in 2009. his family says that michael was proud of his job, and he recalled to arkansas newspapers how excited he was about his position and how he wanted to pursue a new direction in the military as an army ranger or pilot. sergeant strakota's family said he was known for his friendly, outgoing and generous nature, his love of the outdoors. mr. booze man: most of all mr. boozman: mr. president, sergeant michael strakota answered the highest call for this country. he is a true american hero. i ask my colleagues to keep his wife lauren, his son william and the rest of the family and friends in their thoughts and prayers during these very, very difficult times. mr. boozman: i heartily offer my sincerest gratitude for his selfless service and patriotism for this nation. with that that, i yield back. the presiding officer: the senator from rhode island. mr. whitehouse: thank you, mr. president. i rise today to speak about t
shutdown or higher federal taxes. >> guest: you were talking earlier about the texas senate race, the primary on tuesday. and they have sort of an old-fashioned establishment conservative and lieutenant governor dewhurst and ted cruz as part of this up-and-coming new dynamic wing of the conservative, the conservative wing of the republican party. back in late may, they had their first round of primary balloting. they had about 1.5 million people who voted in that race and dewhurst came out on top. he didn't have 50% so under texas law they had this runoff system and now they are expecting about 350,000 people. those three ended and 50,000 people are part of what you just referred to as stand on principle and that is why a lot of people think he is the favorite right now. and what you get is sort of this primary -- primaries become more decided by just a narrow swath of the 350,000 in texas who are going to vote tuesday is that they can get a more hardened, more principled group of people on the right and on the left, and it makes that sort of raging to divide a heck of a lot more
of the wind energy industry from colorado to texas to pennsylvania. and today i want to talk about the future of clean energy jobs in the great state of rhode island. if you look around our country, mr. president, we find success stories everywhere. and wind energy is a bright spod spot for communities across america. which supports good manufacturing jobs in places like the united states and rhode island, and this despite the great recession. rhode island has dedicated itself to building a clean energy future, a key part of which is offshore wind energy. the entire eastern seaboard has massive offshore wind potential, and rhode island is one of the first states to begin construction on a project off of its coast. and if you look at the chart here, mr. president, you see the potential for job creation. and you also see that rhode island is on track to meet 75% of its energy needs through offshore wind development. rhode island has been the beneficiary of a number of companies located -- locating themselves there but one in particular i want to call attention to, t.p.i. composites. it's been m
, great grandfather was a signer of the texas declaration of independents. she graduated herself from university of texas law firm, then went to work as a tv reporter because no houston law firm was willing to hire a women lawyer. she started a small business became the first republican woman in the. she was elected as state -- taken open the seat. she has been reelected three times, and is now the senior republican woman in the senate. she is retiring, as you know from the senate when the term is up at the end of. i expect the houston law firms would be glad to have you on staff now. the first office official office in washington was at the national transportation safety board. president ford appointed you at vice chairman there in 1976. i wonder if you could describe what things were like for a woman appointed to top job like that now and compare it how things have changed or not so much in washington for women in positions of power. . i think there was a beginning of an effort to bring women. we were talking in the back stage and ann armstrong who had been my mentor. she was the fi
panel of a small town water utility in texas. it took him just ten minutes and required no special tools or training, and the utility had no idea of what had happened until the hacker posted screen shots of his exploit online as a warning of how vulnerable all of us are. imagine if terrorists decided to target a string of small utilities across the united states and either cut off freshwater or dump raw sewage into our lakes, rivers and streams. we will have an environmental economic disaster on our hands, but this is a real possibility. this brings me to my second point, mr. president. we really need to act and act now. the challenge of cybersecurity has been studied for a long time, and there is no need for more studies or hearings or delay, as the chamber later requests. i went back to the congressional research service. according to a report that they issued, in the 112th congress alone, there have been 38 hearings and four markups in the house and 38 hearings in the senate on cybersecurity. in the 112th congress, the judiciary committee also held a markup on the personal data and pr
in some states that they won't move forward. about 1.9 million people in that income range in texas. in a rising at the latest estimate cbo makes assumptions about incentives facing states and deciding whether to anticipate and the numbers of people newly eligible gaining coverage but a huge amount of uncertainty clearly about what the final outcome will be. the panel today will take up some of the key implementation issues for the exchanges particularly in the wake of the supreme court decision given open enrollment begins in october of 2013. what are the next steps for state and federal government to meet the deadline and what are the implications of the decision particularly as regards to coverage of lower-income families and federal and state policy options for participation in the medicaid expansion and with that are will turn this back over to ed. >> thank you, sara. just a couple quick logistical items in your packets. there is a lot of good background information including biographical information of all of our speakers. there are copies of the power point presentations we h
technology corporation based in texas that ranks 44th on the fortune 500 and employs over 106,000 people. i doubt they made that decision rashly. banc of america is number 13 on the 2012 fortune 500 list and was the first bank to offer coast-to-coast operations in the united states. they have committed $50 billion over ten years to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy access and other activities that advance the low-carbon economy. marriott has displayed both internal and external efforts by committing to build ten fairfield by marriott hotels constructed to sustainable building materials as well as pledging money for the rain fosts in the state of amazonus, brazil. marriott ranks first on the fortune 500 list in the category of hotels, casinos, resorts. microsoft has committed to going completely carbon-neutral and will be factoring the costs of carbon output into the company's business operations in over 100 countries. these companies are just a few examples from the effort that is being undertaken in the private sector to meet our responsibilities to address climate cha
a number of republican led states in florida, texas, louisiana to name a few who said, no, we're not going to do it. it's important to realize that right now it's early. states have another year plus to decide, and obviously, we have to pass the election as well. there could be a hole now. we could have some states expand in 20 # 14, and we could have some that don't. basically, if the states that do expand it, it's ruled out, and everyone under 133% qualifies for medicaid, and if you're above 133% up to 400% of the federal poverty level, you can qualify for subsidies in the new state health insurance exchanges or marketplaces where you go on line to buy health care and get government assistance. >> host: when we say "133 #% of the poverty level," that's $33,000 for a family of four. if you want to talk with phil about medicaid and how some states are making cuts to the program, here's the numbers to call. 20 # 2747001. republicans 202737002, and independs -- a republican in new york, good morning. >> caller: good morning. i'm a registered republican, and just coincidentally, my father kne
the president and ceo of william speier wrote in fort worth, texas. we design and manufacture innovative products including custom cables, connectors, adapters come up test equipment, and intelligent power management systems. our products that improve the safety, reduced aircraft downtime, boosted buying power of the defense and procurement dollar. we currently have 89 employees. they continue to amaze me every day. i have been here since day one. as a manufacturer, i very much appreciate your focus on defense industry and the impact at the cuts set to begin on january 1 of 2013. well i wish i were here under better circumstances and the impending threats of these wholesale budget cuts, it is a deep concern to me. my goal today is to put a face and a name to what is rather cavalierly discussed in the press as sequestration. most people would associate defense cuts with a big defense contractor, which are represented by several of my colleagues here today. supporting every one of these large integrators on dozens of programs are thousands of tier 2 and your three suppliers. most are small
the mobile bay. and these are the pipelines that mississippi and alabama and texas, 9,000 miles of pipelines and drilling, that we do off of our shore and onshore to provide gas and lights to florida. and there is a chart that's very interesting. you know, before america can be energy independent or energy secure, each state should be energy secure or each region. the count country is not made uf smoke and mirrors. this country is made up of 50 states. and if every state and every region would do its part, either producing or conserving or a little of both, we actually will get there. but i get a little bit tired of lectures criticizing, particularly from senators whose states neither conserve or produce. now, california gets a little bit of a break from me even though they consume more energy than any state -- they are a net consumer of energy. we are down here, a net producer. the states that produce more energy than we consume are wyoming, west virginia, louisiana, new mexico, alaska and kentucky. and i bet you north dakota would be on here now. this was some years ago. i am positive that
it as a republicans because that's not true. medical device tax. spent time with a couple people back in dallas, texas in the break, and granted, perhaps they are not as impacted, necessarily, by the bill. they are in the health care industry, but they are dentists. they are talking about chairs that they will have in their dental practice. they talk about rubber bands they'll put in chirp's -- children's mouth. they are taxed with a medical device tax. the cost of now not just medicine, but dental care rise substantially. i go back to the point even as a cost of twice as much, would this be a good deal? heck no. because if we did not take care of repealing it, we would have to double the tax. we would take a trillion dollars, not $500 billion, a trillion dollars out of senior care, not the republican side, but people who are 80, 90 years old who are on it today. we would double the cost on states. they are already staggeringly high. we would double the tax on small business. we would double down virtually everything about this bill, and instead of losing 800 million more jobs which is considered the
dnomtee d t fact is we invited them. >> we could have had a different day. >> the gentleman from texas for five minutes. >> i just know that i'm ad to be here. [lauter] w ied diep isul be a solutions hearing. i don't think anybody on either side of the aisle thinks this solyndra loan program, dehitynass of the pic an program has been run very efficiently to be as mild as possible, and the draft bill that mr. sterns and mr. upton have put out is antt to ab preventing future solyndras from happening. it's not a perfect bill. the reason we're having a legislative hearing is because mr. upton and mr. sterns want to go through the regular order. is, itnm, but ati some point, we should focus on solutions to protect the american taxpayer in the future. my first question. we have -- the deputy assistan drgautdendgor ergy eie yeot here to talk about the solyndra bill, but . bass' bill; is that correct? >> that is correct. >> have you been authozed at all to cment onola? rete f mas bill? >> i believe we have mr. frantz here to discuss the loan guarantee program. that's his area of expertise. >>
to reads ugsle. owndover in american news more than walter cronkite. we love him in texas. atheneas aoruit of esndor ure international, got a lot of real reporter experience. he was not just the kind of face that. buhen en t cbsveng ws bameor iornt w a t three major networks had them to walter cronkite started as the anchor, i think, in the 60's an w thereorbo0 t 8s. he he covered eight presidents. his time covering is certainly fascinating, and he was a wasohohtpern beee igl is fu s history professor at rice university. he has also taught at the naval academy and princeton, so h is a reahistn o alo dtaedomprh is a btt i think, will be the definitive biography of walter cronkite. i thi both t t palytend m hh gaorim a tact tf course, is so well known and loved in our count, having this kind o a biography is an excellent t f us or htoc meio tute. the last book, i have a chapter in this book. it is vital voices. or tasoral voices tn ntnt dyssonar co-chairs. i relate to thiand put a chapter in,s didow secretary of state cntseenompyheole wenadou eorrl countries that are in trouble. and the wom
was valedictorian and student council president at his high school in san antonio, texas. he's now a student at harvard university where he's majoring in molecular and cellular biology. his dream is to be a cancer researcher. the next is man well barch. manuel came to this country from germany. he graduated with a minor in history and wants to pursue a career in government and politics. the next is kelsey burke. kelsey came here from honduras when she was ten years old. she graduated from florida atlantic university with a major in public communications. she'll begin law school this fall. she dreams of becoming an attorney. the next is huliana garabay. came to america when she was 11 years old. she graduated from the university of texas with a bachelors degree in nursing, has been a registered nurse since 2004. she tkraoefpls serving in our military -- dreams of serving in the military as a military next. the next is maria gomez, came to the united states when she was eight. graduated from ucla with a bachelors degree in sociology and master's degree in architect sure. she dreams of being a
of the latino community, it's texas and california. so what we want to do is just sort of in hands the perspective of this country and quite frankly for me, it's an opportunity. we are in an election cycle and unfortunately, you know the americas, we see very little attention -- the story here is that you know, nobody really understands the growth and the evolution of our neighbors to the south. our future and the way the world is evolving, it is a -- and we just happen to take for granted our largest economic partners, canada and mexico. we happen to take for granted and not very much cover the stories of the solidification of democratic forms of government. we worry about all this other unstable government. but we don't invest as much south of the border so for us it's a way of giving a different perspective of the opportunity, and we are not shying away from them but the opportunities going forward and hopefully, getting our candidates and the public to engage in a discussion and to better understand the opportunities and possibilities with our neighbors to the south. >> is very
departmen, lye mmte cilhtwreoces on she rveer dree from university of texas law school. it's good to have you here. mhamaan mahead. yo m for alling this to las itfovi gher thgh vndnsnf egle to, policy, an advocacy. we strongly support deceptive practices and voter intimidation prevention act tohe 11th. foei till ses scepprt ption in 2005. i want to focus on my current federal and state laws are insufficie. ri the question and answers are happy to respond to any questions. ess a tut o s. the flyers, robo calls, asl msas n he a cpl ofes, some that have already been mentioned, one in particular here in texas. this does speak to the chest f gpleoot inn t vgn e demoic.s additional we have another fire here claiming to be from the virginia state board of elections. e d mvon andlinsnd t pprsot on november 4th. once again, this is a deceptive tactics to get a practice, false information. fo yrsheomprotected s doend isypise ecve tcs nd ectroteion paan cliti. and this is the largest type of protection and better education effort. back emmitt waout of these efrts d weeali tha therwas needor sh sln r
military training and joint base in san antonio in texas had been accused now of sexual misconduct ranging from on professional relationships to more than 30 e-mail record becomes. there are several pending court-martials which obviously we would not ask you to comment on specifically. the commander has been relieved but can you get your assessment on the air force and sexual assault prevention response program at this time? >> yes, mr. chairman, i can. i think you put your finger on the statement that what we have been doing is not working. it's not for lack of effort in the department of defense, the secretary of the chairman our service chief and the air force and the other service chiefs have been very vocal about this crime about ways to approach preventing it and about care for victims etc.. we have done a lot of things to try to help over the last ten years or so. we have institutionalized training at every level from the excessive officer enlisted to the commander training and air force. we do annual refresher training. we have completed the bystander intervention for the uniformed
-term republican candidate from texas and three-te candidate for president. he reos ngma pa pic eoes owth ae res congreman paul's son senator rand paul. it's about an hour and ten minutes. all right. go en, co ybto teto it dabehxti cesi oesuti wetrsoet little different here doing an event afterhours. we'll see how it work hope. hopefully 's gd foepl hao. d t t eae lyat o 'radh e e glad to have an interesting discussion of "ron paul's revolution." about thir years ao, there waok li ar tibri montalitusly be w rn athaf hre tot ur t, ost of the students who came to our summer seminars had first read i'm rand. they read e ountn a w 'sen th t ofhburly rennyng i k pa a tu begins with ron paul. that'shere you get more people get are their first taste liar ad yhe eyeorec ic ud wve but people being brought to the concept of liberty and limited government by ron paul and e campaign. and ' ce at h tortennmo ccanmvs s cycle,2011-2012 than he did in 2007, 2008 and i had a lot of os ati clrnssoec iianinry er hen'ced ew enhe w he presents them. what did change, i think, was the public policy en
yield back. >> thank you. and our last statement will come from the gentleman from texas. >> thank you, mr. chairman. the crisis of 2008 was caused by a number of factors but i think at this point that we can say with confidence that a lack of authority or information by regulators was not one of them. instead of advancing a true reform of our regulatory structure, dodd-frank doubled down on the failures of the past by elevating the influence of the same agencies that missed the last crisis. this notion that a new super council of regulators will predict the next financial calamity is a fallacy. all it does is further distract regulators from their core duties which is to police financial markets. we've already seen an example of this with mf global. this is harmful for our financial system and our economy and i'm eager to look into this matter further and i yield back the balance of my time. >> thank you. before i recognize secretary geithner, let me say that the secretary hasn't indicated he must leave at noon today. to accommodate as many members as possible to question the secretar
, texas. i would argue i'm your biggest supporter. >> please, no fighting. [laughter] >> you enjoyed or do you ever get tired of being the liberals number one target? >> and the last 48 hours i've been their number one target again is worth the fight. the latest i'd have gone on a sat on the intelligence committee. there were 19 of us and we do with the nations classified secrets. something abundantly clear under the obama administration as there has been influenced from the muslim brotherhood at the highest levels of power that the violent organization across the world. so we are raising questions and asking questions of the inspector general to look into it. and they give you one example appeared to be sick department violated federal law. the state department granted a visa to a member of a foreign terrorist organization from egypt. we list this is a foreign terrorist organization under state department website. our state department brokers will not come our federal and granted the visa abroad a foreign terrorists into the united states. not only did they bring the terrorists into the u
% of his clients were avoiding or evading taxes. in 2006 we reported on some brothers from texas who over the course of 13 years stashed more than $700 million in offshore tax havens in a massive tax evasion scheme. when a company incorporates in the cayman islands or another tax haven with a mail drop as their own physical presence in that country, they most likely have but one purpose, and that's avoiding taxes. in 2006 we explored the history of the ugland house, a small building in the caymans that remarkably listed its headquarters for nearly 20,000 different corporations. in 2005 we showed how a seattle security firm called quelos devised a scheme of fake stock trades between two offshore companies creating phantom stock losses used to avoid taxes on billions of dollars in income. and in 2001 and 2002, we explored how enron used offshore tax havens, dozens of them, as part of its deceptive scheme. just yesterday -- just yesterday, madam president, in our subcommittee, in a hearing on the global bank called hsbc, on money laundering, we saw how the secrecy of tax havens such as the c
in the united states of america. only colorado -- excuse me, only texas and california make more things than ohio does. they're states two and three times our size in population and an area even more than that. we know a couple of things. we know that from 2000-2010, we lost one-third of the manufacturing jobs in this country. we lost more than 5 million manufacturing jobs just disappeared. tens of thousands of plant closings, thousands of communities abandoned or crippled, teachers laid off, librarians laid off, police and fire laid off, families broken because of these manufacturing job losses. more than 5 million manufacturing jobs lost -- jobs lost in manufacturing 2000-2010. since early 2010, we have had 500,000 -- we now have 500,000 more jobs than we had in early 2010. in other words, for the first time in a decade, we're actually seeing manufacturing job gains in this country. a big part of that is what's happened to the auto industry. i spent much of last week all over my state but especially visiting places in northern ohio where manufacturing and especially auto are so important -
the way down to texas or up to minnesota. they can and they will be able to stay closer to home and their support systems. simply put, it's great news for kansas cancer patients and those patients in the entire region. i am personally gratified by this designation because it represents more than a decade of work with so many outstanding partners. it has truly been a team effort to achieve this important federal designation. when i was first elected in this body back in 1996, i created a blue ribbon committee of kansas leaders and government, academia and the private sector, over a hundred, to advise me on the state, science, and technology needs. the goal was to make us more competitive in a global marketplace, increasingly reliant on research and technology, and to provide economic opportunity to stop the outmigration of our best and our brightest young people. the roberts advisory committee set out to secure federal investments to further the research goals of kansas state university in plant and animal science, wichita state university in composite and aviation research, and
will have peace. thank you. i t mlf dam hschool of government and public service at texas a&m university, and i just want to ask the panelists how do you take the experience gr anenenatk sort of onur oe ot vy a e coo ogli iso vrod--ot el paip raik this are already sort of predisposed to dialogue. how do you to get back to the people who don't already have that persptive? i was wonderingiml d b ili b caits lik yam sooiavttd eege w thap >>t'a good question. i studied economics in college, and i believe that thereis a newgeneration in the middle east and palestine they have geniie th hv ti eyts niee an tama,th a ra lot of jr artists, engineers who areeally productive. and i think the best way to prmrt start-ups, likeet tm maybe a website or kickstart or crowd funding project wre palestinians puttoj seimedh enerad rioman twae stns e lian realize the humanities on each side coming and they can reach the world where a lot of people wold be lltopohedd em d wou arhi pctn te same way they would realize each other's humanity. that is my project when i g anyens.i will wor o e te ting. we work in a
to our witnesses. this is a dificult mattr, natial sitak h gfr f texas, the chair of this full committee, wonders if self-promotion played a role, and if there were prominent mmbers of the miniration involved in the ak well, that's a we are here to try to determine. he hasn't mentioned any names, so i presume he'sot sure who is doing i. avur own investigative capacity, and so why don't we inquire ourselves? we also have the rgula powerpen odyets ought to talk to, we should talk to them. if there's somebody that isn't cooperating ith us in this disi we should subpoenagiteuecr them. spent if the gentleman will yield i will take the entleman up on his offer immediately. i suspect the chairman of the subcommittee will as well. if you're goingoupport or efrts o sbpoe iiu tniti cudnkfe. >>l,t'y i'm suggesting it spent if the gentleman will yield to if you will submit to the subcommittee chair a list of people that he wishes o subpoena, and the full committee chair does t same, sen.ubaisui >> o problem is that at this point neither of you have anybody that you want to subpoena, i presume. d nei
moment. together, we are great then aids. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> >> texas congressmen and ron paul is retiring this year. running for president three times $0.1 a libertarian. he will take your phone calls tomorrow on "washington journal" on the companion network c-span. and nick gillespie from "reason" magazine will talk about his recent article to phase out social security and medicare. wednesday morning. >> allot of the stores i have seen fail were opened by people who wanted to have a business but not an attachment or a love for books. they were business people. you have to care because your customers are like that. day care about books
foatatsi 1 ll ra houston texas in 1970. and that was the birth of women's professional tennis, the way you know it today. now do ecripo sa endht? n lhnd te hase hor aery good but they didn't live it just like i am not living with the pressures that they deal with. they are very dferent. look at the ney management they neeto d gh uli th le i tly loobeust crs oit i'm not very high maintenance so i would be giving it away, most of it but it's fun toake money and create oppornities for pele. know tre ifft ess us a be prsy n ded ild ohoke today -- it would be a fantastic feeling. everyone is dierent but i must tell you, heomen's tennis sociion,e hvehese ntgas thme soarryne te geti my eonntenus ntiihr evert and martina to mentor them and to help them ande asked them - dtton t getistdon abththhior kaa s erdad istharct for the usda but she went to northwestern. she went into the aa'sithy sithiisalfu. buu i jsag egeon gv a we do stand on the shoulders of the generations before us which we just do. i'm thkfulotuy un thimate g
that he could reach -- he could access the control systems of a water control facility in texas with ease. he accomplished this task in minutes at a computer thousands of miles away. our critical infrastructure is being targeted and it is vulnerable. our major general of our national guard, james hoyer, recently shared a frightening story with me. he was talking about his work on cyber security and he said, in west virginia, he learned that a critical infrastructure facility in the state, critical infrastructure society -- that means a really important one -- its engineers were being allowed to operate control systems from their home computers. how naive? but who would have -- who would know, who would have guessed? the internet and what it has done for our country is unparalleled, but everything we have accomplished in this internet age is now vulnerable and in starker terms undoable. we have built a castle in the sand and the tide is approaching. our systems are too fragile, too critical and too vulnerable. it's a recipe for disaster and it's time to do something about it before it's to
-related heat waves like that experienced in texas in 2011 are now 20 times more likely to occur during la nina today than during la nina years 50 years ago. so we've loaded the dice for these events to happen during the la nina years by a factor of 20. that's a pretty heavy karaism ie increase. researchers note add very warm november that the united kingdom experienced in 2011. they found that warm novembers are now 62 times more likely for the region. again, not only are the dice loaded for unusual weather events, think you're loaded with -- they're loaded with big numbers. the next month, december 2011, was very cold. researchers found that cold decembers were 50% less likely to occur now versus 50 years ago. coming on to 2012, i want to mention another event that happened in week. on monday, researchers at the university of delaware and the canadian ice surface reported that a 46 square-mile chunk of ice broke off from a glacier on the northwest coast of greenland. this peeves ice is two times the size of manhattan. in august 2010, a piece four times the size of manhattan separated from the
anymore about coercion the question becomes what inducements texas by the inherent nature of the structure of the law versus what other inducements the secretary still has in her armamentarium for encouraging states. we are talking about it from before the fact that the funding was going down becomes a significant issue of. other issues have to deal with the fact that if you are below a certain income level law simply doesn't provide for you to get subsidies through the exchange. so the big question is should a woman working as tetris for the minimum wage making 70% of the federal poverty level be told she doesn't get insurance she doesn't work enough overtime hours points and while some time during the year of her income gup or somebody that has a seasonal job. the issue is switching among markets has been significant from the beginning by you literally will be able to make a picture for state legislators showing the same woman who depending on whether it is the christmas season and she gets 20 extra hours a week of precious work time is going to have insurance and then she is going to ha
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